Nicaragua

Where should you go when backpacking Nicaragua?

You don't have much time but would love to see as much as possible while backpacking Nicaragua?

The following 4 destinations where on my Agenda (with Ometepe being my favourite!), each link will will explain what sort of adventure was going on.

Leon
Granada
Chickenbus Adventure & Broken Door Handles
Ometepe

Hang on a second, you still haven't booked your flight yet? Take a sip of tea, get into a relaxed mode and read the following.

Why you should go?

Standing on the roof of a church.
Listening to Spanish songs.
Amazing chicken busses.
Hiking the volcano.
Local markets.
Hot Springs. 
Monkeys.

What else do I need to know?

Local currency: Cordoba
Spend per day: ~35$
Dorm bed: ~10$
Meal: ~4$
Chicken bus: ~1$

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12 comments

    1. Thanks for your words. 🙂 just made me wonder how the perception can change about a place, the before and after having visited a place can be so different. I mean, you use the word exotic, and I’m not sure how I would describe it..

  1. I did a day trip to Granada when vacationing in Costa Rica. I have been thinking about making a return trip to see more of Nicaragua. Thanks for the suggestions!

  2. I loved Nicaragua we spent 3 weeks there and chicken bussed our way around. I actually really liked Granada, wasn’t a fan of Leon, and San Juan del Sur wasn’t what I had hoped for, and Ometepe was awesome but scary boat ride back!

  3. Love to visit Nicaragua someday.. Standing on the roof of the church will be quite an experience for sure and chicken buses sounds so cool. Thanks for such cool reccos 🙂

  4. Wow chicken busses seem interesting . I had no idea of this concept till I rrad your post. This seems to be one really amazing tour that you undertook and if possible sometime in the future I would do it too.

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